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Recommend renaissance instrument sound library for Notion 6?

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asked Jan 12, 2018 in Notion by ezaikhfd (230 points)
Does anyone know of a good sound library with renaissance instrument sounds that is compatible with Notion 6? I'm particularly interested in recorder sounds and perhaps lute and cornetto but would love to find a library that included some of the more esoteric instruments such as hurdy-gurdy, shawm, rackett, sacbut, crumhorn, etc.

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answered Jan 17, 2018 by AlexTinsley (917,810 points)
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answered Feb 28, 2018 by jamalbee (1,720 points)
I am a recorder player and I compose for alto recorder. I'm compelled to use the flute as a default instrument...Unfortunately, I must say that recorder sounds in music production softwares are really disappointing if not horrible (in Sibelius and Finale it sounds like a computer sound, it is not so bad in Apple Logic X Pro).

So I bought this :

There again, the recorder sounds are not pleasant to men especially the Alto one. I lose a lot of time cheating with the mixer and the reverb to get a decent sound. It is probably due to the fact that Garritan recorded Renaissance instruments the tone, pitch and overall sound of which really differs from my modern Mollenhauer. The rest of the library is great and you do get rare instruments, so all in all I do not regret my purchase...but I wanted decent recorder sounds off the box which I didn't get. Hope that helped.
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answered Jul 29, 2018 by wayneroberts (490 points)

I would say an almost perfect match for you is a *renaissance instrument VI set* (including recorders, hurdy-gurdy, crumhorn, virginal, lute, baroque violin, organ, etc) called Rinascimento by Fluffy Audio. It's a Kontakt collection, and is currently on sale until August 15, 2018 (30% off). This company makes some outstanding VIs imho. Not sure it would work in Notion since I'm new to Notion (and very keen to try it out), and hope this lead helps in your search :)
PS I have no benefit from them for this recommendation, nor am I affiliated with them in any way.